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The Wanderer - The Bruery

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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 474
Gots: 211 | FT: 44
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: t0rin0 on 05-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The Wanderer is a special blend of oak aged ales that we made with Craig and Beth from San Francisco's City Beer Store. Blending a mix of sour ales and our anniversary ale the base of this beer has a delightfully sour tinge on top of a hearty malt backbone. To add to the flavor, Craig and Beth selected blackberries and bing cherries to be added to the ale adding to it's already fruity complexity. This ale went on to win the silver medal for wood & barrel aged sour fruited ales at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Berries (blackberries), some oak, cherries

A: brown, amber color with slight pinkish head

T: oak, blackberries, some tartness from the cherries, nice dry finish

M: medium with good carbonation

O: very drinkable sour, was not overly tart, very well balanced.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml, 10/27/2013

A: Very pretty brownish/amber/red. Slightly off white head. No lacing here. Pretty clean glass is left.

S: Getting some oak. Dryness. Some of that fruit is coming through, mostly the blackberries meshing with the tart cherry. Almost a slight caramel note.

T: It’s not overly tart by any stretch. You get a little prickle on the tip of the tongue, but nothing aggressive like other Bruery sours. I was actually expecting much more here. I do get some of those blackberries and dark cherries, which is pleasant. Some caramel. Soft toffee. Dry finish.

M: Medium bodied.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter.

A: Opaque, hazy orange with a tan half finger head that simmered down quickly. Light lacing.

S: Cherries and blackberries dominate with a malty backbeat. Tart. Could smell this for a while.

T: Like drinking a Sweet/tart. The sour hits you like a wave with cherries and blackberries followed by biscuity malts and apples. Bourbon barrel oakiness pervades. A very nice taste combo.

M: Light to medium with a light, dry finish. Light carbonation.

O: If you like sours, this is one to try. A great after dinner drink to be shared with friends. Prepare to pucker.

The Wanderer from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.